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Online courses: Working with children who have experienced trauma

Emerging Minds have developed a new suite of free online learning resources assisting different practitioners – from students and volunteers through to specialist practitioners – to understand and support children and families who have experienced trauma.

These resources have been created in collaboration with practitioners, academics, child and family services, child mental health experts, and family members with lived experience of trauma and adversity.

You can review the complete course suite here or click each course below:

For professionals, volunteers, families, carers and community workers who work with, or care for children, this foundation-level course is designed to increase understandings of trauma in children. This course introduces a trauma-informed approach to interacting with and supporting children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity.

For practitioners who work specifically with children who have experienced trauma (like child protection workers, social workers, child and family practitioners), this course (3-4 hours) uses trauma-informed practice to study the explicit detail and skills of therapeutic engagement.

For practitioners who work specifically with children who are known to have experienced trauma or are likely to disclose trauma (like social workers, child mental health practitioners, specialist counsellors and child protection workers), this course (3 hours) examines practice strategies for supporting children who have either directly disclosed or who are known to have experienced trauma or abuse.

Find out more about the suite of courses here, or find more trauma-focused practice papers, podcasts, webinars, animations, and practice demonstrations in the Emerging Minds resource library.